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3rd July 20
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The role of the Governing Body is a strategic one with three key functions:


  1. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


  1. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.


  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.


Governors and set the aims and objectives for the school, set the policies for achieving those aims and objectives, set the targets for achieving those aims and objectives, monitor and evaluate the progress the school is making towards achievement of its aims and objectives and act as a source of challenge and support to the headteacher (a critical friend).

The headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school and the implementation of the strategic framework established by the governing board.


We have twelve Governors in total, some of whom have a special area of resonsibility, as indicated below:


Mr J Ashburner Co-opted Governor
Mr M Dargan Parent Governor
Miss K O'Kane Teacher Governor
Mrs M Teachen Headteacher
Rev A Housley Foundation Governor
  SEN Governor
Mr M Litherland Parent Governor
Mr J McPartland Parent Governor
Miss D Moorcroft Parent Governor
Mrs K O'Brien Co-opted Governor
  Chair of Governors
  Child Protection Governor
Mrs H Rosbotham Foundation Governor
  Vice Chair of Governors 
Mrs A Rosbotham-Williams Local Authority Governor
Mrs L Webster Co-opted Governor


Click on the links below for more information on being a School Governor.